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Public Holidays in Malaysia in 2016

Malaysia Upcoming Holidays in Malaysia

Birthday of The Sultan of Selangor
Birthday of The Sultan of Selangor

11 December 2016 This Regional holiday is in 5 days. Selangor only. Always celebrated on 11 December

Maulidur Rasul
Maulidur Rasul

12 December 2016 This National holiday is in 6 days. Celebrated by Muslims on the twelfth day of the month of Rabiulawal, the third month of...

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2016 This National holiday is in 19 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality)...

Malaysia List of national public holidays of Malaysia in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day All regions except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis, Terengganu
Thursday January 14 Jan 14 Birthday of the Sultan of Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan only
Sunday January 17 Jan 17 Birthday of the Sultan of Kedah Kedah only
Sunday January 24 Jan 24 Thaipusam Hindu festival. Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang, Selangor only
Monday January 25 Jan 25 Thaipusam Holiday Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang, Selangor
Monday February 01 Feb 1 Federal Territory Day Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya only.
Monday February 08 Feb 8 Chinese New Year 1st day of 1st lunar month
Tuesday February 09 Feb 9 Chinese New Year Holiday 2nd day of 1st lunar Except Terengganu
Friday March 04 Mar 4 Anniversary of Installation of the Sultan of Terengganu Terengganu only. Always celebrated on 4 March
Wednesday March 23 Mar 23 Birthday of the Sultan of Johor Johor only. Celebrated on 23 March from 2015
Friday March 25 Mar 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday. Sabah, Sarawak only
Friday April 15 Apr 15 Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City Malacca only. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 7 July 2008
Tuesday April 26 Apr 26 Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu Terengganu only. Always celebrated on 26 April
Sunday May 01 May 1 Labour Day International Workers Day
Monday May 02 May 2 Labour Day (observed)
Thursday May 05 May 5 Isra and Miraj Kedah, Perlis and Negeri Sembilan only
Saturday May 07 May 7 The Sultan of Pahang Hol Pahang only. Marks the death of a state Sultan
Sunday May 08 May 8 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Sunday May 15 May 15 Public Holiday Johor only. To mark JDT's FA Cup victory
Tuesday May 17 May 17 Birthday of the Raja of Perlis Perlis only. Always celebrated on 17 May
Saturday May 21 May 21 Wesak Day Birth of Buddha. Observed on the day of the full moon in May
Monday May 30 May 30 Harvest Festival Sabah and Labuan only
Tuesday May 31 May 31 Harvest Festival Sabah and Labuan only
Wednesday June 01 Jun 1 Harvest Festival Sarawak only
Thursday June 02 Jun 2 Harvest Festival Sarawak only
Saturday June 04 Jun 4 Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong Kings Birthday. 1st Saturday in June
Monday June 06 Jun 6 Beginning of Ramadan Johor, Kedah and Johor, Kedah, Malacca only
Wednesday June 22 Jun 22 Nuzul Quran All regions except Johor, Kedah, Malacca, Sabah, Sarawak
Wednesday July 06 Jul 6 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Eid Al-Fitr
Thursday July 07 Jul 7 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Holiday Second day of holiday for Eid Al-Fitr
Friday July 08 Jul 8 Georgetown Heritage Day Penang only. Moved to 8 July in 2016
Friday July 08 Jul 8 Public Holiday Except Johor, Kedah, Terengganu. Public sector holiday
Saturday July 09 Jul 9 State Public Holiday Penang only. Birthday of the Governor of Penang
Sunday July 10 Jul 10 Public Holiday Johor, Kedah, Terengganu. Public sector holiday
Friday July 22 Jul 22 Sarawak Day
Wednesday August 31 Aug 31 National Day Independence Day
Saturday September 10 Sep 10 Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak Sarawak only. 2nd Saturday in September
Monday September 12 Sep 12 Hari Raya Haji Festival of Sacrifice
Tuesday September 13 Sep 13 Hari Raya Haji Holiday Kedah, Perlis only. Second day of Festival of Sacrifice
Friday September 16 Sep 16 Malaysia Day Became a Federal Holiday in 2010
Saturday October 01 Oct 1 Birthday of the Governor of Sabah Sabah only. 1st Saturday in October
Sunday October 02 Oct 2 Awal Muharram Islamic New Year
Friday October 14 Oct 14 Malacca Governors Birthday Malacca only.
Monday October 24 Oct 24 Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang Pahang only. Always celebrated on 24 October
Saturday October 29 Oct 29 Deepavali The festival of lights. Except Sarawak
Sunday November 06 Nov 6 The Sultan of Johor Hol Johor only. Marks the death of a state Sultan
Friday November 11 Nov 11 Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Kelantan only. Always celebrated on 11 November
Saturday November 12 Nov 12 Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan Kelantan only. Second day. Always celebrated on 12 November
Sunday November 27 Nov 27 Birthday of the Sultan of Perak Perak only. Always celebrated on 27 November
Sunday December 11 Dec 11 Birthday of The Sultan of Selangor Selangor only. Always celebrated on 11 December
Monday December 12 Dec 12 Maulidur Rasul
Sunday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day Internationally observed Christian holiday
Monday December 26 Dec 26 Christmas Day (observed)

Key

National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public Holiday

Notes

  • National holidays are normally observed by most governmental and private organizations.
  • State holidays are normally observed by certain states in Malaysia or when it is relevant to the state itself.
  • The main holy days of each major religion are public holidays, taking place on either the western calendar or religious ones.
  • In the states of Kedah, Kelantan, Johor and Terengganu, the weekend is Friday and Saturday. All other states observe a Saturday and Sunday weekend.

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